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cat·kin

 (kăt′kĭn)
n.
A dense, cylindrical, often drooping cluster of unisexual apetalous flowers found especially in willows, birches, and oaks. Also called ament.

[From obsolete Dutch katteken, kitten, diminutive of katte, cat (from its resemblance to a kitten's tail), from Germanic *kattuz.]

catkin

(ˈkætkɪn)
n
(Botany) an inflorescence consisting of a spike, usually hanging, of much reduced flowers of either sex: occurs in birch, hazel, etc. Also called: ament
[C16: from obsolete Dutch katteken kitten, identical in meaning with French chaton, German Kätzchen]

cat•kin

(ˈkæt kɪn)

n.
a spike of unisexual flowers with scaly bracts and no petals, as on the willow or birch.
Also called ament.
[1570–80; < Dutch katteken little cat (now obsolete)]
cat′kin•ate` (-kəˌneɪt) adj.

cat·kin

(kăt′kĭn)
A long, thin cluster of tiny, petalless flowers growing on willows, birches, oaks, poplars, and certain other trees. The flowers on a catkin are either all male or all female. See more at flower.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catkin - a cylindrical spikelike inflorescencecatkin - a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence
inflorescence - the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk
Translations
尾状花序

catkin

[ˈkætkɪn] Namento m, candelilla f

catkin

[ˈkætkɪn] n [hazel] → chaton mcat litter nlitière f (pour chats)

catkin

[ˈkætkɪn] n (Bot) → amento, gattino
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I was standing with Rachel beside the water, amusing the laughing baby in her arms with a twig of willow laden with golden catkins, when, greatly to my surprise, he entered the park, mounted on his costly black hunter, and crossed over the grass to meet me.
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